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The Call Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Grantland
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This is a cleverly made, smartly written, totally satisfying armrest-gripper.

Full Review Source: Grantland

January 6, 2014
Andy Lea
Daily Star

Halle Berry delivers an emphatic reminder of her star status in this tightly-plotted low-budget thriller.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 3/5

October 1, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Relentlessly suspenseful, this lean thriller has an emotional subtext that makes it almost unbearably involving.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2013

The familiar serial-killer flick gets a welcome shakeup, upending the woman-as-victim cliché and offering a bracing new perspective on an oft-told tale.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 20, 2013
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

The Call is the kind of vaguely smart, extremely gory gloop you should watch on TV, preferably when you're tucked up in bed with a delirium-inducing fever. That way, you won't notice when the script goes bonkers.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2013
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Berry and Breslin make a good women-in-peril double act.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

It's a neat nerve-frayer with lessons for anyone finding themselves trapped in a confined space and needing to alert the outside world.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2013
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's the trashy premise that hooks you in.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

After this unusually well-made thriller builds suspense to almost unbearable levels, the filmmakers nearly throw everything away with a gear-change so contrived that we can't help but laugh.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 19, 2013
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Smartly directed and sharply written, The Call is a suspenseful and engaging thriller with superb performances from Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, though it stumbles a little in the final act.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2013
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

It's a tense, taut thriller that only eases off the tension in the final reel.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Tense, effective popcorn pulp that smashes to smithereens the tired trope of woman-as-victim.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 18, 2013
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

Claustrophobic and low-key, the bulk of the film works brilliantly - helped in no small part by Berry's fantastically fractured performance.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

September 13, 2013
Clay Cane
BET.com

'The Call' won't be a film we'll remember five years or even a year from now, but the popcorn flick isn't meant to rock the souls of viewers, it's meant to entertain.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: B-

July 21, 2013

With another whopper plot, this one's saved by a strong turn from Berry, a convincingly panicked performance by Breslin and, as one of the more incompetent screen villains in some time, Eklund.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3/5

May 26, 2013
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

An effective thriller that does an ace job of maintaining your elevated heart rate

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 3/5

May 21, 2013

A straight-forward, race-against-time thriller...In an alternate universe, one imagines a disciple of Hitchcock making this film in real time and without any violence.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 17, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Hi, I'd like to order an abduction thriller set around the 911 emergency call centre in Los Angeles. Sure, would you like a psycho with that? Ah yes, and while we're at it can I upsize to the hero being ...er, a heroine ... and black. Done

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 12, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Tense and gripping nail-biter that involves us in the moment-by-moment revelations of a terrifying abduction case

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 12, 2013
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

A high-concept thriller that certainly has the potential to self-destruct... But genre specialist Brad Anderson gives it a taut, low-budget energy that keeps it pulsing throughout its entire running time.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

May 3, 2013
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